The federal and Alberta governments are offering $16.7 million in TB quarantine compensation, a Bayer executive is talking about selling some canola business, pulse acres in Montana are climbing quickly…there’s lots of ground to cover on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Back from the Montana Grain Growers’ meeting in Great Falls, we hear Shaun’s conversations… Read More

CN Rail appears to be making a concerted effort to increase its communication and outreach in the grain industry, from taking farm group leaders on a tour to Vancouver recently to adding weekly internal grain shipping stats to its website. The railway also had a significant presence at the Agribition Grain Expo in Regina last week,… Read More

The bovine TB quarantine in southeast Alberta continues to grow — Shaun and Kelvin have the latest on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. Guests include Canada’s chief negotiator for NAFTA, John Weekes, on Trump’s plans to re-open the trade deal, Helmut Speiser on corn drying and Nicole Rogers on marketing grain directly to customers around… Read More

Every market needs a buyer and a seller. In the big commodities, there can be many stakeholders in between the two most important entities. What if the middlemen were removed to actually directly connect buyers and sellers around the world? This is the goal of Agriprocity, founded by Nicole Rogers and based in Dubai. The… Read More

The Ottawa REDBLACKS (worst team name ever?) are Grey Cup champions, Agribition 2016 is in the books, and hydro rates are discouraging new business in Ontario…that’s just some of the news Shaun and Kelvin discuss on today’s edition of RealAg Radio. We’re discuss some top-of-mind issues for young innovative farmers taking over their family operations… Read More

Do you know the 4Rs of crop nutrient management? If you’re concerned nutrient management planning is synonymous with red tape and added costs, you may be surprised to learn that the 4Rs add to farmer profitability AND environmental stewardship. The 4Rs — the right rate, right place, right form, and right time — of crop nutrient… Read More

There are so many moving parts in the agriculture industry — shifting food trends eventually are mirrored in production changes, and evolving markets and economics drive policy changes. Behind all this change, however, are the people in leadership positions within agriculture. And, according to Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Deb Stark, women… Read More

President-elect Donald Trump says he plans to spend part of his first day in the Oval Office issuing a notification of intent to withdraw the U.S. from the “potential disaster” that is the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trump has spoken in favour of bilateral deals, and possibly got a jump on one with Japan by meeting Prime… Read More

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart reiterated the province’s opposition to the federal government’s carbon tax plan at Agribition this week. “It’s going to impose huge costs on agriculture if it rolls out the way it’s been heralded. It’ll have the effect of making us uncompetitive in most of our markets because our competitors are not going to… Read More

 

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